Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training @ Stark County Law Enforcement Training Center
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm

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Who should attend: Law Enforcement, Fire Department, EMTs, First Responders working in Stark County.

About this event: 

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery supports the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training of law enforcement professionals in our community. Crucial to reducing violence and ensuring successful intervention of mental health and substance use situations, officers are trained in proven and effective communication techniques.

The CIT model was first developed and implemented in 1988 by the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department. The Team was developed to address the special challenges to law enforcement posed by persons with mental illness and to better serve the community.

Local training is led by StarkMHAR and Law Enforcement Partners and involves area mental health/drug and alcohol service providers, NAMI of Stark County, and consumers of mental health/drug and alcohol services and their families. This specialized training has the following goals:

  • To better prepare police officers to handle crises involving people with mental illness and substance use disorders
  • To increase mental health/substance use consumer safety
  • To increase law enforcement officer safety
  • To increase the feeling of safety in the general community
  • To make the mental health/drug and alcohol system more understandable, accessible and responsive to law enforcement to the greatest extent possible with community resources
  • To divert persons with mental illness/substance use disorders to the mental health/substance use system, when appropriate, and not to incarceration

Since 2004, Stark County’s CIT Training program has certified hundreds of officers and first responders. Comprehensive 40-hour courses have been provided twice each calendar year. Law enforcement officers are selected by their Chiefs, Sheriff or their designers to attend this training. Participants should be volunteers and ideally should have good communication and interpersonal skills. The goal for all law enforcement agencies is to have, at a minimum, 25% of their first responders trained.

Location – Stark County Law Enforcement Training Center

Cost – This is a free training.

Education credits – Not Applicable.

Registration:  Limited space, please register by November 12021

Executive Committee Conference Call @ TEAMS Conference Call
Nov 16 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Executive Committee Conference call Meeting

Dial the following phone number: 1-513-395-0022

Conference ID: TBA

Executive Committee Conference Call @ TEAMS Conference Call
Nov 16 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Executive Committee Conference call Meeting

Dial the following phone number: 1-513-395-0022

Conference ID: TBA

PartnerSolutions Governance Committee Conference Call
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please join the Steering Committee meeting with the information listed below:

Phone Number: +1 513-395-0022

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Equity and Inclusion: Cultural Competence and Humility in Health and Human Services @ First Christian Church - Heritage Hall
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Who should attend:  Open.

About this event:  The Cultural Competency Training (CCT) will cover topics that are fundamental to cultural competency and cultural humility, which will assist with the understanding of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and develop skills in understanding diverse communities.  The CCT curriculum includes but is not limited to:  Compelling Reasons for Cultural Competence, The Dynamics of Diversity, The Impact of Personal Culture on Communication, The Cultural Bumps, and Communicating Effectively through an Interpreter. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the concept of cultural competency and its relevance to your role and your organization’s mission.
  2. Establish a clear and shared understanding of the concepts of culture and healthy equity.
  3. Develop an awareness of the impact of culture on human development and dynamics.
  4. Develop an awareness of the impact of power on social, institutional, and individual relationships.
  5. Develop practical applications of the tools of cultural competency.
  6. Establish the importance and relevance of culturally and linguistically appropriate health care.
  7. Understanding and being able to apply Cultural Humility.

Cost:  Free
First Christian Church – Heritage Hall

Education Credits:  Pending
Limited space.  Please register by November 12, 2021.  

Cancelled – StarkMHAR Board Meeting
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Opiate Task Force Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Opiate Task Force is a community based coalition with the purpose of reducing opiate use, abuse, overdose and deaths in Stark County.  It is open to anyone interested in being a part of a group of people concerned about, and willing to address the epidemic of prescription drugs and specifically, opiates in the community and in the State of Ohio.

Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Program & Evaluation Committee Meeting – Conference Call @ TEAMS remote
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

To participate in the meeting dial:1-513-395-0022

Then enter the Conference ID:359 177 748#

Conference Call Finance Committee Meeting @ TEAMS Conference Call
Dec 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Conference Line: +1 513-395-0022

Conference ID:272 281 533#